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Hey! How'd you find me? Well now that you did, have a look around at what I do. This page has been known to go for a year at a time without updating, so beware.

Developer Roadmap


My main focus with Arch Linux has been pacman development. It is how I got my foot into devland and how I plan on staying there. If you wish to contact me or the other pacman developers (Xavier, Aaron and I are the full-timers), send us an email on the pacman-dev mailing list.

3.1 Release


  • Moved to git for development.
  • See the changelog for what we got into it: Pacman NEWS

3.2 Release


  • Backend work- code cleanups, refactorings, efficiency updates, dynamic memory allocation.
  • Improved cross-platform support- should compile on everything from Linux to Cygwin to Darwin. And we had it working on BSD at one point too, but I don't have a machine to constantly test this on.
  • Thoughts for a revised libalpm interface.

Pacman Website

Yes, there is a small part of the domain that Simo and Eliott do not work with, and that is the lovely pacman website. I've redone it in Asciidoc and it looks pretty slick these days.

Other Arch Tools

Once we have an Arch Projects interface, I intend to take a look at most of the available tools out there and get them into the system so they can be actively developed. These tools include but are not limited to:


I have done some random work with the Wiki. neotuli did a nice job with the new look, so I started contributing after that. If you see something that needs changing on a locked page, let me know on my user talk page.

Clean up Wiki Templates


I've made templates such as Template:Progressbar, and added images to some of the other banner templates, such as in Template:Translateme. I'd like to make the look of the banners a bit more unified by using icons from the Tango Project.


I maintain a handful of packages, the most visible being pacman, libarchive, pidgin, and git.

General Discussion

This is a work under construction


User:Toofishes/Arch Linux Project Guidelines

User:Toofishes/libalpm interface

User:Toofishes/Wiki Templates

Contact Info

Feel free to leave comments on my user talk page and I'll eventually read and respond to it.


IRC: toofishes on (#archlinux and #archlinux-pacman)

See the developers page for any other information you'll need on me and the other developers.